Re: Is College Tennis DEAD???
Went to watch Cal against Pepperdine, and there is not much to report, as Pepperdine looks extremely strong from top to bottom and won doubles and five singles matches convincingly. They are going to be tough to beat outdoors, and you can already tell that Lauren Embree is a favorite amongst the players on the team.
The only interesting match was at #2, where Lahey looked to be cruising, winning the first set 6-0 and going up in the second as well. On deciding point, serving at 4-5, however, she played great, and then Julia Rosenqvist's stab lob landed right on the baseline, causing Lahey to instantly burst into tears. She calmed down during the changeover but was clearly in her own head after that, eventually calling a medical time out in the middle of the third set, despite no apparent injury, before losing the match 0-6 6-4 6-4. She was clearly the stronger player, but credit to Julia for fighting until the end to get a great win.